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AS - General Studies (B) at Chase Terrace Technology College

Course description

General Studies offers the opportunity to study a range of subjects across the curriculum including the Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences. You will not study these subjects in isolation as you have done for the majority of your school career, but instead will focus on how knowledge and techniques from a range of subject areas can be brought together to address an issue or solve a problem. Topics covered are relevant to worldwide and national issues over the past 10 years. The course will emphasise the importance of skills rather than learning a large amount of content. There will be opportunities to cover all the key skills and they are fully integrated into the course. There will be a particular emphasis on analytical thinking, research skills and problem solving which are all transferable and will help you in your other subjects.

Entry requirements

A fascinating course designed to develop a lively and enquiring mind. It has a little bit of everything and includes aspects from all parts of the curriculum. All ‘A’ level students in Year 12 will follow this course.

Future opportunities

This course involves many different topics from a range of subjects and could be taken to complement an AS and A2 GCE, which could lead to higher education in a range of subjects. This qualification can often play an important factor in securing a place in a higher education institution. You could go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will provide a good foundation for entry to employment as it provides you with the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chase Terrace Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year